Dawn Richard introduces us to the sound of her full-length debut GoldenHeart with “Pretty Wicked Things,” a new track released to celebrate her 1 million Twitter followers.
Produced by Armor On collaborator Druski, “Pretty Wicked Things” starts like a soulful ballad with haunting drums and piano then slowly builds into a dubstep/dance track, reminiscent of “Heaven” and “Faith” from her EP.
“It’s the story of the beautiful things in life that get ruined by the wicked,” explains Dawn. “Goldenheart is the fusing of new sounds with R&B/soul. We are introducing the setup to Goldenheart with the release of ‘Pretty Wicked Things.’ This isn’t a single. It’s a setup. We have a lot ofsurprises for the hearts. Grow with us.”
GoldenHeart drops October 16.
After dropping “Bombs” and unleashing Armor On, Dawn Richard readies “Pretty Wicked Things,” a new track set to premiere tomorrow. The former Danity Kane and Dirty Money diva has released three covers for the single, produced by her Armor On collaborator Druski. One cover depicts a crying Mary holding Jesus, another features roaring lions, and the third is a close-up shot of Dawn’s eyes with black hair and claw-like nails. According to her promo team’s Twitter page, the imagery was chosen to depict different ways to symbolize “Pretty Wicked Things.”
Check out the covers and the lyrics below.
Dawn Richard will not conform. The former Dirty Money diva takes control in the music video for “Automatic,” the bold second single from her chart-topping EP, Armor On.
In the first photos from the set, Dawn, who recently earned a BET Award nomination for Best Group with Diddy-Dirty Money, transforms from a Stepford Wife to a golden android, sporting body paint, various wigs and edgy costumes.
“Automatic” is the perfect follow-up to “Bombs,” with its no-nonsense lyrics and booming bass.
“How did I get/Stuck living like this/Picture perfect/f-cking Stepford wife,” she sings.
The video will debut this June.
If you haven’t already, download Dawn’s EP here.
Check out more shots from the set below.
Dawn Richard’s music video for “Bombs” has surpassed 300,000 views on YouTube. To mark the occasion, she released “Wild N’ Young,” a bonus track from her Armor On EP, today.
#wildnyoung was up against “Change” on the EP Armor On,” she tweeted. “I loved both songs. But chose ‘Change.'”
With its swirling synths and drum-led beat, “Wild N’ Young” is the bridge between “Heaven” and “Faith.” Once again, Dawn proves why she’s at the forefront of new age R&B.
By the way, if you haven’t read my interview with Dawn, check it out here.
Listen and download “Wild N’ Young” below.
Video: Dawn Richard Talks Diddy, Going Solo, Danity Kane, ‘Armor On,’ & More with The Breakfast Club
Dawn Richard is in full promo mode for her new Armor On EP. The former Dirty Money diva stopped by Power 105’s The Breakfast Club to discuss cutting professional ties with Diddy, her former Danity Kane group mates, and standing on her own as a solo artist. Dawn’s grind and love for her craft is second to none, if you haven’t purchased her EP, get it now! Watch the interview below.
Is Dawn ready to break away and launch her solo career?
“Stuck On Mad” is a newly released track from Dawn Richard. The Dirty Money songstress takes a stand on drum-heavy track. “Never trusted anyone/ I thought you were that man/ But now I’m stuck on mad,” sings the scorn diva. Listen to “Stuck On Mad” below.http://hulkshare.com/ap-14yofgqz1kvi.mp3&titles=Stuck%20on%20Mad.mp3&skin=sheep&dllink=http://www.hulkshare.com/14yofgqz1kvi
Usher reunites with Diddy in the music video for “Looking for Love,” the latest single from Diddy-Dirty Money’s Last Train To Paris album.
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Diddy & Nem Diddy-Dirty Money is hitting the road in support of their Last Train To Paris LP. The trio will hit major cities around the U.S. on the “Coming Home” tour, kicking off in Minneapolis on April 13. The month-long tour will stop in New York City, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Houston, before wrapping up in St. Louis on May 15.
Check out a complete list of the tour dates below.